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- #578739Though 'troll' or 'trolling' are not new words but after the advent of the internet, these words got renewed lease of life and to some extent even not understood correctly by many people. Perhaps its most simplistic definition may be 'online harassment'. Twitter 'trolls' are also prevalent in India. In the United Kingdom, posting messages which are abusive, obscene or menacing is banned legally by the Communications Act 2003.
The celebrities pay the price of their status. Since they earn money on the strength of their stardom, people tend to recoup their money by resorting to trolling like behaviour. As far as, cine personalities are concerned, their morphed photographs are also made available for the interested people to derive pleasure.
Remember, the war propaganda which was broadcasted by the Radio Pakistan during the war periods. Perhaps, that was also a kind of trolling though using a different media.
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- #578742It is basic human nature to ridicule others, especially if the 'other' is powerful. the trolls do exactly the same thing-they ridicule the powerful. However, we must remember the trolls also expose the hypocrisy of the powerful quite often. The hypocrisy of many political leaders have been exposed by trolls. So, trolls also have utility.
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